REMOTE Cloud Automation Engineer (Portland, OR)

| Portland, OR
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At The Standard, you'll join a team focused on putting our customers first.

Our continued success is driven by a high-performance culture. We're looking for people who are collaborative, accountable, creative, agile and are driven by a passion for doing what's right - across the company and in our local communities.

We offer a caring culture where you can make a real difference, every day.

Ready to reach your highest potential? Let's work together.

The Opportunity

This Cloud Acceleration Team (CAT) is responsible for enabling stream-aligned product teams to deliver product features to the business at a higher velocity with reduced coordination. The team enables a cloud native platform comprised of a foundation of self-service APIs, tools, services, knowledge, support, organizational structure and operating model arranged as a compelling product. The team will provide operational support for the platform initially to enable accelerated feature delivery.

The candidate will define public cloud centric core infrastructure services and common design patterns for computing, storage, networking and security domains. The candidate will develop and maintain automation frameworks for platform provisioning that can be consumed application product teams. The candidate will advise application product teams on incorporating cloud infrastructure capabilities with a devOps mindset. The candidate will actively collaborate with site reliability engineers to develop patterns, templates and standards for CI/CD pipeline automation. The candidate will identify emerging cloud infrastructure services to meet SIC business resiliency requirements.

The candidate must be pragmatic, results-driven and able to articulate complex IT concepts to all audiences, ranging from technical contributors inside and outside the company. The Standard is on a multi-year program to modernize key infrastructure and business systems. These programs are in flight now and we are looking for an ideal candidate who is a thought leader, consensus builder with a technology savvy mindset.

What you'll do:
  • Responsible for build of services to effectively provision, install/configure public cloud infrastructure including networking, compute and storage patterns
  • Partner with application teams to design and implement infrastructure-as-code stacks that meet the needs of the applications
  • Actively develop and support self-service catalogs for infrastructure provisioning and make them available to application teams
  • Advise on all aspects of cloud infrastructure offerings and solution design
  • Ensure that infrastructure provisioning automation satisfies IT general controls and solutions are deployed in a secure manner
  • Provide hands-on technical coaching to accelerate cloud infrastructure learnings across the organization
  • Provide thought leadership on creating solutions built with SAAS, PaaS and IaaS components
  • Provide accurate and current information on all Azure services and serve as a consultant technical teams to solve business use cases


Who we want:

We are looking for a cloud technologist with a demonstrated track record, including:

Required Skills & Experience:
  • Experience with major Cloud Service Provider(s) such as Azure, AWS, or GCP
  • Strong infrastructure-as-code expertise with technologies such as Terraform, AzureRM, and CloudFormation
  • Extensive experience with scripting languages like Python, PowerShell, AWS/Azure CLI, and Bash
  • Strong experience with automation methodologies and processes improvement
  • Experience with pipeline deployments & automation using Azure DevOps, Jenkins, or similar
  • Experience collaborating with service providers and partners


Preferred Skills & Experience
  • Certified Azure Solutions Architect Expert or Azure DevOps Engineer Expert is a plus
  • Experience deploying Serverless web applications or functions on a cloud platform
  • Experience operating in an AGILE environment. SAFe DevOps Practitioner is a plus
  • Experience with container technologies, such as Docker, Kubernetes, Azure Container Instances, along with related Service Mesh technologies such as Istio.
  • Experience with programming languages and frameworks, such as Angular, Java, and .NET


Minimum Qualifications
  • BS degree in Computer Science, related technical field, or equivalent experience in an enterprise organization
  • 3+ years of DevOps or automation
  • 3+ years of experience with Infrastructure and Platform engineering for high availability and scalable architectures
  • 2+ years of experience with Cloud Services
  • 2+ years of experience with Metrics, Events, Logging, and Tracing solutions such as Log Analytics
  • Excellent verbal and written communication


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Note: The Standard is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the salary for this role when hiring a Colorado resident. The salary for employees working in Colorado in this role is listed below. The Standard's package also includes incentive plan participation and comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, vision, retirement, and paid time off.

  • Please note, eligibility to participate in an incentive program is subject to the rules governing the program and plan. Any award depends on various factors, including individual and organizational performance.


Salary Range:
$96,800.00 - $169,700.00

Standard Insurance Company, The Standard Life Insurance Company of New York, Standard Retirement Services, Inc., StanCorp Equities, Inc. and StanCorp Investment Advisers, Inc., marketed as The Standard, are Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, or veteran status or any other condition protected by federal, state or local law. The Standard offers a drug and alcohol free work environment where possession, manufacture, transfer, offer, use of or being impaired by an illegal substance while on Standard property, or in other cases which the company believes might affect operations, safety or reputation of the company is prohibited. The Standard requires a criminal background investigation, drug test, employment, education and licensing verification as a condition of employment. All employees of The Standard must be bondable.
More Information on The Standard
The Standard operates in the Fintech industry. The company is located in Portland, OR. The Standard was founded in 2022. It has 3557 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 18 open jobs at The Standard, click here.
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